DR FIONA SOUTH
Dr Fiona South graduated from Murdoch University in 1994 and has worked here at Warwick Veterinary Hospital since it was established in 1997. In 2001 Fiona became the proud owner of our hospital.
Fiona had a country upbringing in Esperance, then Chidlow, but has never had a desire to be a farm animal vet. Instead, her passion lies with small companion animals and she has always worked in small animal practice in Perth. Having worked here and lived locally for so many years, Fiona has a close relationship with hundreds of local families and their pets. Though she enjoys consulting, she finds surgery particularly rewarding and enjoys orthopaedic as well as soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time, Fiona is a bit of an artist and loves getting creative. Fiona loves spending time with friends and family, cooking and cake decorating. Her two kids, two corgis, four cats, two weiros, 30 lovebirds and many fish keep her happy (and busy) ! She is an active member of a local church and is involved with caring for young mums, single mums and others in need. This passion for community welfare is reflected in the many hours of volunteer work she does for animal charities.
DR MAGDA UPTON
Dr Magda always wanted to be a vet, even drawing a picture of herself as one in a year 2 assignment. She graduated from Murdoch University in 2001. After working at several small animal clinics in Perth and Kalgoorlie, Dr Magda joined the Warwick Vet team in 2013 and hasn’t looked back!
Magda loves all aspects of being a small animal vet, from being in the consult room with clients, to working up complex medical cases and performing surgery. She is a self-confessed nerd and always strives to be on top of new knowledge. Her favourite aspect of working for Warwick is all the in-house diagnostic equipment she has at her disposal to work up her cases! Magda has spent time locuming at an overnight emergency clinic and at the Murdoch University Primary Care department to hone her skill set.
Outside of work, Magda is kept very busy with her three children, husband, her rescue Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Amber and her rescue cat Andy. She keeps fit and sane with a daily F45 work out, is learning how to play the cello as an adult, and spends her summers volunteering as a qualified surf lifesaver on Mullaloo Beach.
Magda was born in Poland, but migrated to Australia with her family when she was just three years old. She grew up in the outback towns of Laverton and Kalgoorlie, as well as spending a year in New Zealand, before settling back in Perth in 1993. Magda can still speak fluent Polish and is happy to provide vet services to clients of Polish descent.
DR REBECCA COLEMAN
Dr Bec is a former Eastern stater. Her childhood was nomadic as she attended over eight schools in two countries before staying put in Brisbane for five years to complete her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland. Since graduating, she has lived and worked in the UK, and lived in France, but has called Perth home for the last 20 years.
Bec has an interest in small animal medicine and is partial to brachycephalic breeds such as French Bull Dogs.
Outside of work, Bec likes to travel – pandemics withstanding – and renovating her house. She likes pilates and dog walking but would prefer a good wine.
DR AISHVARYA JAITHA - Pic coming soon
Dr. Ash is the newest member of our team! She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018. She grew up in Dubai and moved to Australia in 2012 to attend veterinary school. After finishing her studies, she decided that miserable Melbourne weather was not to her taste and decided to move over to sunny Perth.
Dr. Ash has worked in an after-hours emergency hospital for most of her career and still works in emergency once a week. She is extremely fond of ultrasonography and other forms of diagnostic imaging, which she aspires to pursue further studies in one day.
Her hobbies outside of work include daily beach walks, training at the gym, drinking coffee at coastal coffee shops and practicing hours of yoga and mindfulness. She also indulges in retail therapy, spontaneous travel and drinking wine with friends.